Noelophile® Policies

Submissions

Your comments are welcome.  All submissions become property of Noelophile®and noelophile.com upon receipt.  Use of any submission material is at our discretion, and we do not pay for comments or guest bloggers.  We’d love to hear your thoughts, but c’mon, we’re trying to save our pennies to buy Christmas gifts!

By your submission of a post or other materials, you certify that this content is original and that you have full rights to it.  Even Old Scrooge never plagiarized anybody!

If, though we hope not, we unwittingly receive content to which you have a right, without your knowledge (i.e., someone else was less than Christmasy, stole your intellectual property and presented it as theirs–boo, double hiss and lots of coal in THEIR stocking!), please alert us and we will remove the content in question.

Comment Policy

This is a family-oriented Christmas and community site.  Please keep all comments respectful.  No defaming, threatening or harassing others.  No profanity and no spam–anything that reads like an advertisement will be thrown out faster than last year’s fruitcake.  No personal information.  (Comments will be viewable by others, so please don’t post anything you would consider private, such as phone numbers or other personal data.)  Avoid politics, please, and we are not a “religious” site, although some of our guests may talk about their faith in the course of an interview.

Noelophile® will not publish material of a racist, sexist, hate-oriented or otherwise derogatory nature.

Disagreeing with a comment is fine.  Being abusive is not.

No impersonation of anyone in your posts.  (Being you really ought to be enough fun, anyway!)

Post in plain text.  It should be “Merry Christmas,” not “Xuzyz Ykfozvlxzkxz!”

No posting of malicious code.

Please be aware that individuals of all ages may be reading your comments.

All comments will be moderated.  (At some point, a better spam filter will be added, but for now, comments will wait for approval, prior to being posted for all to see.)

Privacy Policy

Noelophile® does not, and will not, sell personal information.   We do NOT sell photographs.  All photographic subjects are aware that they have been photographed, and we blur faces of anyone who happens to walk into a shot in a public place, to protect the individual’s privacy.   We will NOT feature a photograph of a child under 18, because, sadly enough, there are some sick people in the world and we want to keep the kids as safe as is humanly possible.   We’re glad to remove any photographs of you that you may feel are invasive of your privacy or your creative work, upon request.

We also do not sell data obtained by your use of this site.  This site uses Google Analytics to enable us to track site traffic data, and per their request, we would like you to know that this site uses a cookie (disappointingly, it isn’t gingerbread!  Sorry.) to collect anonymous traffic data.

As of July, 2015, this site also includes some ads from Google AdSense.  Their privacy policy is as follows:

The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When you visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on your browser.  (Noelophile® note: I would ask them to make it double-chocolate-chip if I could.  But, sorry!)

My privacy policy

Google AdSense also requests that I let you know:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website.
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • You may opt out of the use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.)

I haven’t opted out of this because doing so would mean not being able to block inappropriate ads, to the best of my understanding.  Google AdSense says third-party ad vendors and ad networks may also be used to serve ads on this site, and that third parties may be using web beacons to collect information as a result of ad serving on this site.

You may visit those websites to opt out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising, or opt out of some third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

Your questions are welcome.

Intellectual Property

All material and photographs contained on this site are original and property of Noelophile® unless noted as, “photo courtesy of…”.   Some photographs you will see will have been taken by others, used with permission and credited.

Please respect the intellectual-property rights, not only of Noelophile® but of all artists, writers and other creative people featured on this site.  Artisans’ work is their exclusive, copyrighted property and photographed with permission.  We prefer to photograph an artist’s work with him or her in the picture, whenever possible.

Photographs on Noelophile® are for promotional purposes, and are not to be sold in any way.

If you would like to quote an original article on noelophile.com, please submit your request in writing.

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